PHILIPPINE LAWS, STATUTES AND CODES - CHAN ROBLES VIRTUAL LAW LIBRARY
REPUBLIC ACT NO. 5101 - AN ACT CONVERTING THE PALOMPON SCHOOL OF ARTS AND TRADES IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF PALOMPON, PROVINCE OF LEYTE, INTO AN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, GIVING IT CORPORATE EXISTENCE, PROVIDING FOR A BOARD OF TRUSTEES, DEFINING THE BOARD'S RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES, PROVIDING HIGHER VOCATIONAL, PROFESSIONAL, EDUCATIONAL AND TECHNICAL INSTRUCTION AND TRAINING IN TRADE AND INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION, OFFERING OF TECHNOLOGICAL, ENGINEERING, EDUCATION AND OTHER PROFESSIONAL COURSES, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
The Palompon School of Arts and Trades in the
Municipality of Palompon, Province of Leyte, is hereby converted into
an institute of technology, to be known as the Palompon Institute of
Technology, which shall offer not only its present four-year secondary
trade, four-year technical course and four-year course leading to the
degree of Bachelor of Science in Industrial Education, but also the
five-year course leading to the degree of Master of Arts in Industrial
Education and engineering courses, particularly Bachelor of Science in
Civil Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering,
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and Bachelor of Science
in Electrical Engineering and as soon as facilities warrant,
pharmaceutical, dental, commerce, medical, and agricultural courses
will be offered. Evening classes in the above-mentioned courses must be
Sec. 2. The purpose of said institute of technology shall be to provide higher vocational, professional, and technical instruction and training in trade and industrial education and other vocational courses, professional courses, such as medicine, commerce, pharmacy, education, agriculture and dentistry, and to offer engineering courses to uplift the technological potential and talents of the youth in this part of the archipelago; and for special purposes, to promote research, advance studies and progressive leadership in the fields of trade, technical, industrial and technological education.
Sec. 3. The head of this institution shall be known as the President of Palompon Institute of Technology. He shall be appointed by the President of the Philippines, upon recommendation of the Board of Trustees subject to the confirmation of the Commission on Appointments. The powers and duties of the President of the Institute, in addition to those specifically provided for in this Act, shall be those pertaining to the office of the president of a college.
Sec. 4. The government of Palompon Institute of Technology is hereby vested in a Board of Trustees, to be composed of the Secretary of Education, who shall be ex-officio Chairman of the Board, the Chairman of the Committee on Education of the Senate, the Chairman of the Committee on Education of the House of Representatives, the Director of Public Schools, the President of the Palompon Institute of Technology and the President of the Chamber of Industries of the Philippines. In the absence or inability of the Secretary of Education, the Undersecretary of Education shall act as the ex-officio Chairman of the Board. In the absence or inability of both the Secretary and Undersecretary of Education or when these positions are vacant, the other members of the Board may elect from among themselves a temporary chairman who shall act as Chairman.
The members of the Board of Trustees shall serve without compensation but shall be entitled to reimbursement for actual and necessary expenses incurred either in attendance upon meetings of the Board or other official business authorized by resolution of the Board.
Sec. 5. The Board of Trustees shall have the following powers and duties in addition to its general powers of Administration:
(a) To appropriate such sums as may be provided by law for the support of the Institute;
(b) To confer the degrees of Bachelor of Science in Industrial Arts, Bachelor of Science in Industrial Education, and Master of Arts in Industrial Education to successful candidates for graduation;
(c) To confer certificates, diplomas or degrees upon successful candidates for graduation;
(d) To authorize the President of the Institute to award a proficiency certificate to students who have finished the first two years of the four-year curriculum in Technical Education and/or a diploma to those who have completed the four-year curriculum in Technical Education;
(e) To appoint on recommendation of the President of the Institute, dean of instruction, dean of college, heads of departments, registrar, associate professors, professors, guest lecturers, instructors, teachers and other employees of the Institute; to fix their compensation, their hours of service and such other duties and conditions as it may deem necessary and proper; to grant them, in its discretion, leave of absences under such regulations as it may promulgate, any provisions of law to the contrary notwithstanding, and to remove them for cause after an investigation and hearing shall have been had;
(f) To approve the curricula and rules of discipline drawn by the Institute Council as hereinafter provided;
(g) To fix as moderately possible, the tuition fees required of students, as well as matriculation fees, graduation fees and fees for laboratory courses, and all special fees which shall constitute a special trust fund for the Institute and to remit such fees in the case of deserving students;
(h) To provide fellowships for faculty members and scholarship to students showing special evidence of merit;
(i) To prescribe rules for its own government, and to enact for the government of the Institute such rules and regulations, not contrary to law, as may be necessary to carry out the purposes and functions of the Institute as defined in Section two of this Act; and
(j) To receive in trust legacies, gifts and donations of real and personal property of all kinds and to administer the same for the benefit of the Institute, or of the departments thereof, or for aid to any student or students, in accordance with the direction and instructions of the donor, and, in default thereof, in such manner as the Board of Trustees may in its discretion determine.
Sec. 6. A quorum of the Board of Trustees shall consist of a majority of all the members. All processes against the Board of Trustees shall be served on the Chairman of Secretary thereof.
Sec. 7. On or before the fifteenth day of June of each year, the Board of Trustees shall file with the President of the Philippines a detailed report, setting forth the progress, condition and needs of the Institute.
Sec. 8. There shall be an Institute Council, consisting of the President of the Institute, dean of instruction, registrar, college dean, department heads, professors, associate professors and of all instructors of the Institute. The Council shall have the power to prescribe the curriculum and rules of discipline, subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees. It shall fix the requirements for admission to the Institute, as well as for graduation and the receiving of a title or degree. The Council alone shall have the power to recommend students or others to be recipients of titles or degrees. Through its president or committee, it shall have disciplinary power over the students within the limits prescribed by the rules of discipline approved by the Board of Trustees.
Sec. 9. The body of instructors, associate professors, professors, department heads, college deans, registrar and dean of instruction shall constitute the faculty of the Institute, with the President of the Institute as the presiding officer. In the appointment of the professors, guest professors, guest lecturers, registrars, college deans, department heads, instructors, and office personnel of the Institute, no religious test shall be applied nor shall the religious opinions or affiliation of the faculty of the Institute be made a matter of examination or inquiry: Provided, That no instructor or professor in the Institute shall inculcate sectarian tenets in any of the teachings, nor attempt either directly or indirectly, under penalty of dismissal by the Board of Trustees, to influence students or attendants at the Institute for or against any particular church or religious sect.
SECTION 10. There shall be a Secretary of the Institute to be appointed by the Board of Trustees. He shall be at the same time the Secretary of the Board of Trustees and shall keep such records of the Institute and perform such other duties as may be designated by the Board.
SECTION 11. The dean of instruction, registrar, college deans, associate professors, professors and other regular instructor in the Institute shall be exempt as such from any civil service examination or regulations as a requisite to appointment.
SECTION 12. The Board of Trustees shall fix the compensation of the employees and other personnel of the Institute whose appointment will be recommended by the President of the Institute.
SECTION 13. The President of the Institute, with the cooperation of the division superintendent and/or superintendent of school of arts and trades, may use one or more of their secondary or elementary schools as training or laboratory schools for student-teaching of the Institute.
SECTION 14. Heads of bureaus and offices of the National Government are hereby authorized to loan or transfer, upon request of the President of the Institute, such apparatus, equipment or supplies as may be needed by the Institute, and to detail employees therein for duty, when in the judgment of the head of the bureau or office such apparatus, equipment, supplies or employees can be spared without serious detriment to the public service. Employees so detailed shall perform such duties as are required under such detail and the time so employed shall count as part of their regular service.
SECTION 15. In order not to interrupt the smooth functioning of the present curricula of the Palompon School of Arts and Trades, the faculty of the school as well as the other personnel, shall be absorbed by the new Institute and their salaries shall be adjusted at the discretion of the Board of Trustees within the amount available for appropriation.
SECTION 16. The Treasurer of the Philippines shall be ex-officio Treasurer of the Institute and all accounts and expenses thereof shall be audited by the Auditor General or his duly authorized representative.
SECTION 17. All the personnel, properties, records, and obligations of the Palompon School of Arts and Trades are hereby transferred to the Palompon Institute of Technology.
SECTION 18. The sum of six hundred thousand pesos, in addition to the current appropriation for Palompon School of Arts and Trades, is hereby authorized to be appropriated, out of any funds in the National Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to carry out the purposes of this Act during the fiscal year nineteen hundred sixty-seven. Thereafter, such sums as may be necessary for the same purpose shall be included in the annual General Appropriations Act.
SECTION 19. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
Enacted without Executive
approval, June 17, 1967.